The Winery Review – Maurice Car’rie Winery

Maurice Car'rie Winery is located at 34225 Rancho California in Temecula's wine country. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
The Mystery WinoSpecial to Valley NewsConfession time: I – your ordinarily faithful mystery wino – cheated on Temecula wine country last month.On a COVID-postponed trip with my father, I visited a dozen wineries in Napa and Sonoma. We drank fabulous wine, ate delicious food and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I would like to say I was filled with remorse, but usually I was filled with cabernet sauvignon.I admit that seeing the North Coast wine region up close was humbling, even awe-inspiring. Napa has 525 wineries and 46,000 acres of vines. Sonoma has 450 wineries and 63,000 acres. By comparison, Temecula has 50 wineries and a measly 2,500 or so acres. It’s enough to dampen the mojo of even the most enthusiastic local wino.But size isn’t everything when it comes t
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